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12 August 2010 @ 01:48 pm
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

This is something I hate, hate, hate doing. I love making up characters, hate making up places and am terribly hesitant about using real, actual locations. I'm having loads of fun building houses for my characters, but somehow I feel weird making up pubs, streets or even cities. This is something I have to kick myself in the butt for, because it's awful and silly.
11 August 2010 @ 01:48 pm
13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

Y'know. Even after living here for a while now... I'm still awfully, awfully fond of writing about british people. I don't know why, either. Most of my characters are english or scottish these days, though now that I'm tentatively learning a little bit of russian I may or may not branch out eastwards.
10 August 2010 @ 01:47 pm
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share?

Again, that would be the epic K and I have been working on for so long, simply because we have spend so much time playing with it and expanding it if we needed. Easy question, easy answer.
09 August 2010 @ 10:56 am
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

Noah is still my favourite plaything, even after he's broken apart and put together so many times that he hardly resembles his original form anymore. Which is good, since character development is never a bad thing.

Least favourite? As much as if pains me to stay this, but for the moment that might just be Bahne, if only because I had to discover what a blank slate the poor boy really has become.
08 August 2010 @ 10:56 am
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

In a very meta piece one of my characters ended up punching me in the face once. I deserved it, at the time. Also, there was that one time a couple of my characters met their gender-switched counterparts from an alternate universe. It was fun. One of my favourite moments was when Nahne found out that his female counterpart was in a relationship with the female version of his brother in law.
07 August 2010 @ 10:55 am
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.

Sometimes people have babies, and so do my older characters that have been around for almost as long as I can remember. I don't really get ideas for these kind of characters, they just sort of come into being when I start to imagine what kind of parents my characters would make, and how that would influence a little one.

With characters for newer stories it's a little bit more difficult. Usually it starts with one, and then I craft the other ones according to the plot. Babies may or may not get involved after that.
06 August 2010 @ 10:55 am
8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?

I just love, love love Urban and Suburban Fantasy. Anything weird that is happening in a world build around our own just seems way more interesting and accessible than stories about some elves and dwarves going adventuring in their own realities.

Same goes for science fiction. Aliens in the year 68889? Okay, I guess. Aliens in someone's backyard, yesterday afternoon? Fantastic.

I'm also quite fond of steampunk and stories that are just a little odd or extraordinary.
05 August 2010 @ 10:52 am
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?

No and yes. I can't do anything but write when I'm writing, otherwise Ill get distracted by shiny things and don't do anything at all. But I do associate most of the music I'm listening to with my characters.
04 August 2010 @ 10:46 am
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?

Ha. Comfortable, that's a laugh.

As much as I believe my writing suffers from it, it comes easiest late at night when I'm dead tired. Maybe because I can't think straight, let alone over think anything when I'm not fully there anymore.

Location wise there isn't really anything. I do love the sofa downstairs, but I hate not writing on the computer, since I like to edit as I go along. I really ought to get myself a laptop at some point.
03 August 2010 @ 10:40 am
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?

See, my characters have a funny way of growing older the longer I develop them. Even though I'm currently thinking up a comic, comic-book time does not apply. For the most part, anyway.